Saturday, November 21, 2009

2009 Outlaws Baseball Tournament #6 Day 1

Jack, Sharon and I spent the day at the Tracy Sports Complex. The Outlaws played the Nevada Outlaws in the their first game at 12:15 p.m.

At the plate, Jack was 0 for 1 with a walk, a RBI, and a run scored. In his first plate appearance in the second inning, Jack walked on six pitches. He went to second on Matthew's sacrifice bunt. Jack came home after successive walk to DeAndre, Niko and Cooper. Jack came up again in the second inning with the bases loaded and one out. He hit a 2 and 0 pitch deep in the hole to the shortstop and was out at first on a fielder's choice; Jeremy scored from third.

In the field, Jack played three innings at third and one inning in right field. In the first inning with a runner on third, the batter hit a slower roller to the left side. Jack came up with the ball cleanly and threw a strike to Josh at home to get the runner by a step and a half. In the fourth inning, a ball was hit hard down the first base line that he had to chase deep into the right field corner. Jack told me on the ride home that he purposely overthrew the cut-off because of who it was...

The Outlaws beat the Nevada Outlaws by a score of 12 to 2 in four innings.

The Outlaws played the Reno Blue Devils in the second game at 2:15 p.m.

Jack was 1 for 1 at the plate. In his only plate appearance in the second inning, he hit the first pitch hard through the left side off the glove of the diving third baseman for a single. He stole second.

The next sequence cost the Outlaws the game. With no outs and the bases loaded, the Outlaws' batter hit a 0 and 2 pitch back to the pitcher. The Blue Devils turned a double play getting the force at home and first base. Jack ended the inning at third base. After another walk to load the bases with two outs, the Outlaws' batter struck out on three pitches.

Jack played two innings in left field. He cleanly fielded a single hit into left center.

In a hard fought five inning game, the Outlaws lost to the Blue Devils by the score of 4 to 3.

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